Tag: Germany

  • LWL – Freilichtmuseum Hagen, Germany

    The Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum (German: LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen – Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Handwerk und Technik; English: “LWL Open-air Museum Hagen – Westphalian State Museum for Craft and Technics”) is a museum at Hagen in the southeastern Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

  • Burg Altena – Märkischer Kreis, Germany

    Altena Castle (German: Burg Altena) is a Medieval hill castle in the town of Altena in North Rhine-Westphalia. Built on a spur of Klusenberg hill, the castle lies near the Lenne in the Märkischer Kreis. It is a short ~40 km drive from Dortmund.

  • Westfalenpark Dortmund, Germany (2017)

    Westfalenpark is a large park in the Southern part of Dortmund. There is a mini train and a tall tower (Florianturn) with an observation deck. Westfalenpark houses the German Rosarium with over 3,000 kinds of roses, making it the third-largest collection in the world.

  • Town of Schwerte, District of Unna, Germany

    Schwerte is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The total population is 46,700 people. Schwerte is a short 5-minute drive from Dortmund.

  • Moisburg Town, Lower Saxony – Germany (March 2017)

    Moisburg is a small town (population ~1.900) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It was first mentioned in ~1322. The closest big city is Hamburg, which is ~45km away. I was driving from Hamburg and stopped here for a coffee and a snack. Across the road I saw a lovely building, which I then discovered to be the local library (and city hall?).

  • Sorpesee – The Sorpe Dam – NRW, Germany (March 2017)

    The Sorpe Dam (German: Sorpetalsperre) is a dam on the Sorpe river, near the small town of Sundern in the district of Hochsauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a short 55km drive away from Dortmund (~40 minutes one-way).

  • Möhne Reservoir (Möhnesee), Germany – January 2017

    The Möhne Reservoir – or Moehne Reservoir – is an artificial lake in North Rhine-Westphalia, some 45 km east of Dortmund, Germany. The lake is formed by the damming of two rivers, Möhne and Heve, and with its four basins stores as much as 135 million cubic meters of water.

  • Dortmund Zoo, Germany – December 2016

    The Zoo in Dortmund is a good place to visit with the whole family. After visiting it once in 2015, we returned to it at the end of 2016, with our 2 years old son, now old enough to follow and identify most of the animals.

  • Driving from Freiburg – Germany to Davos – Switzerland

    After spending 2 nights in Freiburg im Breisgau we headed out for Davos (Switzerland). At 1,560 m (5,120 ft), Davos is the highest city in Europe. The trip is 300km long and most of it is on the A3.

  • A Day in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Freiburg im Breisgau is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with a population of about 220,000. A famous old German university town, and archiepiscopal seat, Freiburg was incorporated in the early twelfth century and developed into a major commercial, intellectual, and ecclesiastical center of the upper Rhine region.